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* The TBF website (www.teachersupport.org.uk) provides "practical and emotional support" for teachers under physical or mental strain.

* www.worklifesupport.com has details of the Well-Being programme as well as information about workplace counselling.

* Beneden Healthcare (www.benenden-healthcare.org.uk).

* Statistics on teacher absence rates can be found at www.dfes.gov.ukrsgatewayDBSFRs000395index.shtml and www.cipd.co.uksubjectshrpractabsenceempabs03.htm?IsSrchRes.

* Ill Health, Retirement and Absenteeism Amongst Teachers (November 2000) by Tony Bowers and Malcolm McIver is available from the DfES publications department. Tel: 0845 6022260.

* The Well Teacher, by Maureen Cooper (Network Educational Press, pound;6.95).

* HR Wigwam - attendance management consultants (www.hrwigwam.co.uk). Tel: 01604 883541.

* All the main union websites carry information about sick pay entitlements.

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